What do the number “5” and a footprint have in common? Christmas! Your child will create an adorable Christmas tree from his footprint and practice counting repeatedly up to the number “5” while decorating his tree with objects of different textures. The resulting work of art is festive, fun and a great way to master counting up to 5.
What You Need:
- White paper
- Green tempera paint
- Large paintbrush
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Metallic paper
- Mini poms (5 of the same color)
- Buttons (5 of the same color)
- Sequins (5 of the same color)
- Beads (5 of the same color)
What You Do:
- Ask your child to point to each toe on one of his feet and count his toes out loud from one to five.
- Help him to paint the bottom of his foot and press it in the center of the paper to leave a footprint. Turn the paper so the toes are pointing down.
- Have him cut out five small squares from construction paper to create gifts to go under his tree. Count each square aloud with him until he has five of them cut out and glue them under the toes. For the final embellishment to the presents, encourage him to draw five bows, one on each of the gift boxes using the markers.
- Encourage him to pick one type of textured object he’s gathered and place the pieces wherever he likes to create a beautiful Christmas scene. Count out loud with him as he glues them in place. Repeat this with each textured object until all of them are glued in place.
- Ask him to draw and cut out a five-pointed star from the metallic paper.
- Glue the star on the top of the tree.